James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) Etching

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) Etching

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Beautiful etching/drypoint of Billingsgate, which is a fishing ward of London on the northside of the Thames River, by James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Etching is signed and dated “Whistler 1859” in the plate l.K47, 1st State. With original margins. Published on Japan paper.Provenance: Northeast Auctions, Feb 08.
Overall size: 15 1/2 x 18 in.Sight size: 5 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. plus margin.Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, James Whistler became one of the most influential late 19th-century American painters and etchers, although he lived primarily in England. He worked in a wide variety of styles that included Impressionism, Symbolism, and Art Nouveau. He was especially influential in the Tonalist movement and was a catalyst for those who wanted to break away from prescribed academic methods, credited with being the first American modernist to influence European art.

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